Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Architecture Alumni Weekend

Location: Notre Dame Stadium

This year, Alumni Weekend will take place over October 10th and 11th. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will take on the North Carolina Tar Heels at 3:30 pm. More information on Alumni Weekend events and tickets for the football game to come.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

George Ranalli Lecture: Building the Modern Gothic: George Post at City College

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Location: 104 Bond Hall

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Lecture Summary

George Ranalli's lecture will be a description and history of George Post and his designs for the City College of New York campus plans for the historical move from 23rd Street up to the Harlem location in 1905.  The lecture will also look at the elaborate drawings produced for the campus by George Post’s office and also will look at the construction of the buildings in the rather unconventional design of black stone and white trim stone details. …

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades Lecture: Serving the Church through Architecture

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Location: 104 Bond Hall

Lecture Summary

Bishop Rhoades will speak about the role of architects in service to the Church and the liturgy in light of the teaching of Vatican II and the instruction of the Roman Missal, that sacred buildings “should be truly worthy and beautiful and be signs and symbols of heavenly realities.”  He will look at how sacred architecture helps us in prayer and the liturgy to lift our minds and hearts to the Lord as well as the great need in today’s culture for churches that serve Catholic worship and truly convey a sense of the sacred.…

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Michael Imber: Building with Landscape, Culture and Craft

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Location: 104 Bond Hall

The Nortman Lecture

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Lecture Summary

This talk explores the meaning of landscape and culture through painting. Landscape painting has been much more than a literal capture of a place. Painting embodies both cultural and personal memories important to understanding the meaning and spirit of a landscape to its people; including,historical, socio-economical, political and even religious views.  Architects have traditionally used drawing and painting to increase their own understanding of culture and place, and architects today can create a more informed, sustainable, meaningful and lasting architecture by better knowing a place through their own drawing and painting.…

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Richard H. Driehaus Prize

Location: Chicago, IL

The Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame complements the School of Architecture’s classical and urbanist curriculum, providing a forum for celebrating and advancing the principles of the traditional city with an emphasis on sustainability.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Vernon Minor Lecture: Narrative in the Architecture and Sculpture of Rome's Sant'Agnese is Piazza Navona

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Location: 104 Bond Hall

Lecture Summary

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The lecture emphasizes the role of narrative in the church of Sant’Agnese and how best to assess and critique the “narratological” elements of the sculptural reliefs.  I will concentrate on one of those reliefs, “The Stoning of St. Emrentiana,” by Ercole Ferrata.  My lecture begins with an historical account of the church and its sculpture, then moves fairly quickly to a critical reading of the workings of narrative in that space.  I will calling upon theories in narrative studies and in the discipline of art history.   …

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